23 - 27 August 2018
  Bracciano - Rome      Italy

Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Authentic Processed Styled

Director:  Mrs. Svetlana Rumenova

The biggest international folklore festival in region Lazio, Italy opens door for dance and song ensembles. There will be organized 2 concerts, parade and many activities for participants as Disco evening, Miss Festival, Degustation of typical italian products, tours and excursions. Bracciano is situated just a 30 km to Rome, so the groups can reach center of Rome easily by train from Bracciano in 1 hour and spend only 8 euro for unlimited using of all transport in Rome. Come and enjoy with Sopravista - the Italian leader for excellence specialized in the realization of International folklore and modern art Festivals, offering professionalism and attention as well as the most prestigious International Festivals all over the Italy.
The lovely lake and a medieval castle are among the tourist attractions that can be visited in Bracciano and make Bracciano a good choice for your holidays. Every day the citizens of Bracciano and surrounding area will be entertained with concerts in the square, there will be meetings between the groups, games and lessons in folklore for the public, hoping to thus aid the preservation of folk culture and human relations between the countries. The Folklore Festival also brings with it the opportunity to present the richness of ancient Italian heritage and leave indelible memories that each participant bring in their own land.

Bracciano is a small town in the Italian region of Lazio, 30 km northwest of Rome. The town is famous for its volcanic lake (Lago di Bracciano or "Sabatino", the eighth largest lake in Italy) and for a particularly well-preserved medieval castle Castello Orsini-Odescalchi. The lake is widely used for sailing and is popular with tourists; the castle has hosted a number of events, especially weddings of actors and singers. The history of Bracciano is all determined by the magnificent Castle whose sizes dominate all over the settlement. Due to its structural and architectonic characteristics and the excellent state of conservation it is considered one of the most important castles of Italy. It is located on the southern shore of Lake Bracciano. It was built in the 15th century, and combines the functions of a military defence structure and a civilian residence of the feudal lords of the period, the Orsini and Borgia, both papal families.

Conditions of the festival:

  • The Folklore festival is a non - competitive festival.
  • In the festival can take part folklore dance and song groups, vocal groups, instrumental groups
  • There is no age limit.
  • Number of participating groups  is limited.
  • Organizers provide invitation letters for sponsor or for obtaining VISA for Italy.
  • The Festival will be organized in the main square of Bracciano
  • The ensembles can use live music  or music on CD. Each ensemble must present a program not longer than  10 minutes.
  • All groups are invited to send their music at least 2 weeks before festival!

Each participating group will receive a Honorary Diploma of Festival Participant, valuable souvenir and a plaque and will be invited to participate in:

  • Opening parade in the streets of the city.
  • Concerts 
  • Meeting with the Mayor of Bracciano(for art directors and group's officials).

Participation fee:

Hotel Basic:

  • 180 Euro per person in Hotel*** basic
The participation fee includes:
  • 4 days accommodation in 3 or 4-bed rooms, private bathroom with a shower and hot water 
  • 4 days half board /italian breakfast and dinner 1st course, 2nd course, desert and water /
  • Support our staff during the festival
  • Festival participation fee
  • Supplement for double room – 5 euro per day per person.
  • Supplement for single room – 15 euro per day per person.
Hotel Comfort:
  • 190 Euro per person in Hotel*** comfort
The participation fee includes:
  • 4 days accommodation  in 2, 3 or 4-bed comfort  rooms, TV, private bathroom with a shower and hot water 
  • 4 days half board /rich Italian breakfast on buffet and dinner with  1st course, 2nd course, desert and water/
  • Support our staff during the festival
  • Festival participation fee
  • Supplement for double room – 5 euro per day per person.
  • Supplement for single room – 15 euro per day per person.
For groups of 25 participants, 26th is serviced free of charge, for the groups with over 40 participants, 41st, 42nd and 43rd are serviced free of charge.
Upon request organizers can arrange bus transfers from airports to the hotel for additional fee.

The participation fee does not include:

  • Additional day in some of the hotels: 30 Euro per person in hotel**, 38 euro per person in hotel***
  • Optional tours  
  • Transport, insurance...
  • Important information: Municipality of Bracciano may apply a tourist tax for stay in hotel amounts to 1,5 euro per day per person. It's still not sure, the final decision will be clear in the beginning of 2018, but please consider this expense.

Program of the festival:

23.08.2018:  Arrival of the groups. Accommodation in the hotels and technical conference with the directors of the groups. Dinner.  
24.08.2018: Breakfast.  Parade of all participating groups.  Dinner. 21.00 Concert
25.08.2018: Breakfast. Possibility for excursions. Dinner. Disco evening and Miss Festival.
26.08.2018: Breakfast.  Possibility for excursions. Dinner. 21.00 Gala Concert  and awards of the participating groups.
27.08.2018: Breakfast. Departure.
The organizer reserves the right for any changes in the program, and the participants will be informed on time.
For submitted application from 17th of November 2017 till 31th of December 2017 you will receive 5% discount.
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.
As a next step, the group should pay an amount of 30% of the overall cost to the Organizers of the festival.

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